Monday, November 28, 2022

CEO Nagaland highlights EROs on importance of error-free e-rolls

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nagaland, V. Shashank Shekhar, in an interaction with the Electoral Roll Observers (EROs), stressed on the importance of a healthy and error-free electoral rolls for conduct of elections, which is at the heart of democracy.
A press release by CEO Nagaland office informed that Shekhar also highlighted on the recent amendments in the election laws, particularly the introduction of multiple qualifying days for enrolment in the electoral roll and collection of Aadhaar data from the electors on voluntary basis for linking and authentication of electoral rolls data.
The interaction was held during a briefing meeting with EROs on November 7 at the CEO Nagaland office chamber, Kohima. The meeting was in connection with the ensuing special summary revision of photo electoral roll w.r.t. January 1, 2023 as the qualifying date.
During the meeting, Shekhar said as representatives of election commission, the EROs play an important role in bringing out a defect-free and authentic electoral roll for conduct of future elections.
Necessary guidelines, checklist, reporting formats, etc. were issued during the briefing attended by additional CEO, Ruokuovituo Khezhie, joint CEO, Sharon Longchari and joint CEO, Awa Lorin.
Further, CEO Nagaland informed that Kesonyu Yhome, Anenla T. Sato, Vikeyie Kenya, V. Maria Yanthan, Kenilo Apon and Obangla Jamir have been appointed as EROs by the Election Commission of India (ECI). CEO said the EROs would be undertaking three visits to their respective assigned districts during the period of summary revision till the publication of final electoral roll.
Walkathon on “a step for participative elections” today
In view of the special summary revision of electoral rolls, where the draft rolls will be published throughout the state on November 9, a walkathon on theme, “a step for participative elections” is being organised by the office of the CEO Nagaland and office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and District Election Officer (DEO) Kohima on November 9, 6:30 a.m. onwards. The walkathon would commence from Sokhriezie Park, PHQ Junction, Kohima and culminate at DC and DEO office complex, Kohima.
The walkathon aims to create awareness among the citizens inviting participation in the electoral process by registering name in the electoral roll during the current revision of electoral rolls. CEO Nagaland has also appealed to the people from different walks of life like celebrities, sports enthusiasts, officers, state/district icons and others to participate in the walkathon.

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